Funerary model of a gate

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 100 BCE-100 CE
Unglazed earthenware
H x W x D (assembled): 77 × 92.5 × 25.5 cm (30 5/16 × 36 7/16 × 10 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Tomb tile

Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, funerary, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)

To 1923
Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan [1]

From 1923
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Tung Kee Curio Shop, Zhengzhou, Henan in July 8th 1923 [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see the Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Tung Kee Curio Shop

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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